Members of the British royal family have been the subject of many books, novels and articles, but did you know quite a few of them have put pen to paper, and published a number of works of their own? Here are a few of those who have joined one of the most exclusive authors’ circles there is. 6 Princess Diana statues and memorials – touching homages or tacky kitsch? Meghan Markle: setting the benchmark New mum Meghan Markle recently chronicled her experience of the relationship between and a father and a young son in her book, The Bench . Published in June of this year, her book received mixed reviews. Some reviewers said the book had “a good story” with “soft rhymes and gentle watercolours”; others criticised the grammar and “extremely disjointed” writing. 7 times Meghan and Kate paid tribute to Princess Diana with fashion Despite the negative reviews, however, The Bench gained a place on The New York Times’ bestseller list as well as ranking at No 3 on Amazon’s bestseller list and No 1 in their Children’s Emotions category. “While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I’m encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere,” Markle said in a statement. Royals at war: inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s clash with the BBC Prince Charles: a surprisingly good children’s novelist Prince Charles is a man of many layers , including being a prolific writer. In fact, the future monarch could almost fill a library with a collection of his works alone. He has published books on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from his garden at Highgrove and architecture, to climate change and his personal paintings. Perhaps surprisingly to some, Prince Charles wrote a children’s book in 1980, The Old Man of Lochnagar . The story was created by the prince years earlier to entertain his younger brothers, Andrew and Edward, and went on to be turned into a short animated film and a musical stage production. 10 times it got awkward when celebrities met the British royal family Sarah, Duchess of York: from Budgie to Mills & Boon Fergie, as she is affectionately known, has reinvented herself a number of times since leaving the inner circle of the royal family, and one of these incarnations is as a The New York Times bestselling author. Her Budgie the Helicopter series was a hit worldwide, and she has also written a number of memoirs, most notably Finding Sarah , and an historical romance novel, Her Heart for a Compass , published by Mills & Boon and Harper Collins this year. The guide to royal etiquette – according to Prince Charles’ ex-butler She dropped a video teaser in January for the book, wearing period costume – Fergie certainly throws herself into her projects! I’m delighted to announce my first historical romance novel, #HerHeartForACompass , published in August by @MillsandBoon (UK) and @WmMorrowBooks (US)! Set in the Victorian era, the book is about daring to follow your heart against the odds. Pre-order UK: https://t.co/Lv1pyfM3kP pic.twitter.com/cqz3lLT2sa — Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) January 13, 2021 Princess Michael of Kent: rotten tomatoes The glamorous 76-year-old wife of Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin is the author of three non-fiction titles (including The Serpent and The Moon , which is tantalisingly cited as “a true story of love and betrayal in a royal family”) as well as the Anjou Trilogy , The Queen Of Four Kingdoms , Agnès Sorel: Mistress of Beauty and Quicksilver . How did Princess Diana spend her final birthday? While the latter received generally favourable reviews on Amazon, one eagle-eyed reader picked up an historical inaccuracy regarding the eruption of Mt Vesuvius: “When the lava flow is compared to tomato sauce. Tomatoes were not available until the Spanish brought them back from the Americas much later and were not widely eaten until much later as people thought they were poisonous.” Even the royals can’t please all people, all the time! Royals, statesmen, actors: who wasn’t Princess Diana related to? Prince Philip: wielding the riding crop The late Prince Philip, who passed away earlier this year , also published a number of titles, including a book on Sandringham House and Down to Earth: Speeches and Writings of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh . Another book that speaks to the duke’s no-nonsense attitude and interests is his technical book Driving and Judging Dressage , in which he discusses the ins and outs of the equestrian sport. Kate Middleton: Britain’s photographer royal Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, is famous for her love of photography , so it was no surprise when she was appointed as director of the National Portrait Gallery’s photo project, Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 , seeking to capture scenes depicting the lockdown in Great Britain. The best outfits from Kate Middleton’s Scotland tour (and beyond) The coffee table book, with a foreword by Kate, was released in May 2021 and collates 100 images that were selected as best reflecting the project’s aims. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .